Photographic Tarot Decks
Tarot decks with imagery wholly or mostly composed from photographs.
An amusing English tarot deck paying homage to all aspects of drinking. Beginning with The Drunken Fool, the majors of the Alcohol Tarot cover beer, spirits, wine, pubs, raucous ladies, even the dreaded morning after, in true-to-life photographic style.
The Animal Whispers Empowerment Cards is a set of 44 cards from Madeleine Walker, an animal healer and intuitive. Each card has a photographic image of the animal and some digital decoration, creating a magical and rather beautiful effect.
The Butterfly Affirmations deck has 44 simple, double-sided cards with photographic illustrations of different butterflies on the face, and short uplifting affirmations on the reverse. It's a pretty and easy to use oracle and advice set.
An original black and white photographic tarot-in-progress, the Carvin Rinehart Tarot uses images of people and scenes photographed by the artist.
The Creative Fire Tarot is a personal Tarot project based upon the Rider-Waite style. It has a few original variations created by using photographic collage of flowers, statues and garden settings or landscapes on a black background. Now self-published in a limited edition of 22 decks.
The Crystal Grid Oracle is designed to help deepen your intuition and bring about healing and growth. Each of the 36 cards features a photograph of a carefully arranged crystal mandala laid out on a wooden table. Produced entirely by the artist - from crystal choice to photography and design work - the deck is available now in a self-published edition.
The Earthair Experimental Elemental Tarot is a square, photographic tarot of 95 cards - 23 majors and 72 minor arcana, including 16 extra court cards. The deck has been designed to simplify the imagery to their core elements, allowing the cards to combine and form a flow of elemental energy.
The Flower Therapy Oracle is a 44-card deck from Doreen Virtue, with simple and beautiful photographic images of different types of flowers. Each card is accompanied by a divinatory meaning and uplifting spiritual guidance.
The Frideborg Tarot is a 79-card photographic tarot deck, with a modern feel and real life images. A self-published, printed version is available direct from the artist, and there is also a free, downloadable digital version.
Gaia's Vision Oracle Cards is a deck of 40 photographic collages of nature, intended to help the seeker to connect with Gaia - Mother Earth. The landscape-oriented cards are versatile, intuitive and work as oracles, meditative devices or for inspiration.
The Glamour Tarot interprets the traditional Tarot symbolism through the use of fashion models and product photography on its 78 cards. It has been available as a promotional deck but is still a work-in-progress.
Photographs from cemetaries around the world are the focus of this 22 card limited edition tarot deck. The Gothic Tarot cards are almost square and all are bordered in black.
The Gratitude Tarot invites you to discover the beauty in (sm)all things. The 79 photographic cards are aligned with the four elements of gratitude: Thankfulness, Awareness, Community and Kindness, plus the journey to gratitude. Published in a limited edition of 100 decks.
The Healing Tarot is a beautiful Tarot deck has photographic artwork that was made without any digital manipulation, and created as a celebration of the Divine. Gorgeous artwork, it's very well done.
Published on CD-ROM, the Kei Tarot is an interesting digital tarot deck uses photographic images in a decoupage or collage style.
Life's A Beach Tarot is an easy-to-read 78 card deck with sunny photographs of beach life, travel and nature. Each image is surrounded by a black border, and printed with a few keyword meanings underneath the title.
The creator has used the Tarot de Marseilles as a reference for the Mexican Tarot. The atmospheric cards show local personalities of Mexico City, beautifully photographed in black and white.
The Modern Medieval Tarot is a mix of the contemporary and the Middle Ages, blended in a smooth photographic collage. Rather than aiming for historical accuracy, it's a surreal dream-like combination of eras.
Bea Nettles' photographic tarot, the Mountain Dream Tarot, was originally published in the Seventies - this is a new, remastered edition. The majors and the suits are each tinted a different hue, and the photos fill the whole card leaving only a small white border.
The Nameless Tarot (aka The World Was My Oyster) is a photo-collage deck created from the artist's worldwide travels. It has 83 cards: the standard 78 plus extra versions of five of the cards. The images range from quirky to serious to humorous, but all have a very solid tarot foundation.
The National Geographic Tarot was published in China, presumably to accompany National Geographic magazine. It has photographic images with recognisable Tarot symbolism, created by pretty models holding props and posed in elaborate costumes.
The Pagan Ways Tarot is a 78-card tarot created around the Pagan worldview, spirituality, symbols and deities. Its images are photographically based, featuring real people on themed backgrounds. The deck is from Anna Franklin, a Pagan priestess who also created the earlier Sacred Circle Tarot.
The Parfait Amour Tarot (or Perfect Love Tarot) is a dreamy, photographic collage deck. It has only major arcana, and is from Italian small-print publishers, Hermatena. Available in a limited edition of 500 decks.
The Power Deck is a meditation deck showing photographic landscape scenes on the front of the cards and explanatory text and the meaning on the back. The Power Tarot is unusual in that the pictures are postcard shaped instead of portrait style like a normal deck.
The Rainbow Lenormand shows traditional Lenormand symbolism, through photographic collage and all the colours of the rainbow (hence the name). There is one change to the standard - the Coffin is now the Black Rose card.
The two creators of il Sentiero dei Tarocchi worked together on the deck, and appeared in these 22 sunny Tarot scenes. For reasons unexplained, the two friends are dressed in identical blue uniforms in each Tarot card.
The Silver Era Tarot is a "new-age interpretation of classical ideas, historical ideas updated through technology and 21st Century artistic breakthroughs and change". It is a full 78 card deck modelled on the Rider-Waite, and has collaged, mostly monochrome, photographic art featuring real people.
The SPILL Performance Tarot is an artist-led project, created as part of the 2009 SPILL Festival in London, England. The deck was a collaboration between a commissioned photographer and more than 20 artists, and has 22 edgy, innovative major arcana and 56 object-focused minor arcana.
The Spirit Guidance Oracle has 52 cards with photographic images of nature, inspired by the town of Cassadaga, Florida. Each card has a simple saying overlaid on the image, to help raise your vibration and and stay positive.
The Tarot Gothica has 78 darkly themed cards, with digitally manipulated images created from the artist's photographs of real people in goth attire and costumes.
An extensive knowledge of crystal properties and the Tarot would be helpful for interpreting cards in the Tarot of Gemstones and Crystals, as each card is represented by a crystal corresponding to the particular tarot card.
The Tarot of the Bellydancers features photographs of beautifully-costumed bellydancers shot against a blue screen and morphed into composite layer settings for the card. The 78-card deck uses mixture of Marseilles and Waite style imagery and its own personal imagery.
The Tarot of the Boroughs is a full 78-card deck composed of original photography set in New York City. The deck is urban and contemporary, and features New Yorkers from all walks of life as well as well-known artists and writers.
The Tarot of the Human Experience is a 98-card tarot deck, created using black and white photography of modern scenes to illustrate the common archetypes of the human condition. The deck has a traditional 78-card foundation, but renames the titles and suits to be more accessible, and adds an extra 20 cards for reversed versions of the Six - Ten cards in each suit.
The Tarot of the Wyrd has 78 cards, heavily influenced by the artist's love of Victoriana and dark gothic imagery. The deck is based on Rider-Waite symbolism, and has collaged images of Victorian era photography with added psychedelic colour.
The Tarot of Timeless Truth is a complete photographic tarot deck. Its bewitching images are not illustrated, but a sometimes surreal photographic montage.
The Vows of Love Oracle is a tranquil devotional deck of 80 cards, marrying nature photography with short inspirtional poems. Designed to be a 'curriculum of self-love' and to promote the skills of true love and self-esteem.
The Voyager Tarot is a deck of pure symbolism that reflects our present day circumstances, in bright and colourful photographic collages of images from multiple cultures. James Wanless's deck is intended to be used for self-empowerment and self-awareness.